Mar 2, 2013

A Montford Point Association member watches opening remarks before the christening of the USNS Montford Point at General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard, March 2. The ship was named in honor of the black Marines who trained aboard Camp Montford Point, N.C., in the 1940s and served in supportive roles during World War II. They also saw combat in Korea. Black Marines began integrating with their white counterparts in recruit training in 1949 at the two Marine Corps Recruit Depots.

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